ART WORKSHOP 2016
8 Mondays, 9:30-11:30am, Oak Room
January 4 – February 22
February 29 – April 18
April 25 – June 13
June 20 – August 8
$40 members / $50 non-members (includes Arboretum Admission)
To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class
This is a self-directed workshop (no official instructor) that provides a supportive, encouraging environment for those who wish to pursue their artistic endeavors in watercolor, graphite, pastels, etc. Both beginning and experienced artists are welcome. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop at your own speed in your own media while being in the company of those with like interests.
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BOTANICAL ART 2016
4 Tuesdays per session per month
10am-2pm (includes lunch break) / Oak Room
Cristina Baltayian
January 5, 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23 Feb 9 in Palm Room
March 1, 8, 15, 22 Mar 8 in Palm Room
April 5, 12, 19, 26 April 5 in Palm Room
May 3, 10, 17, 24
June 7, 14, 21, 28
$275 Arboretum members per month / $295 non-members per month (includes Arboretum Admission)
To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class
These classes will be exploring color pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on various papers, vellum and other surfaces. The emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques. In conjunction with the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, students will be studying and portraying many of the Arboretum plant introductions from the last 50 years. The goal is to build a collection of paintings that will celebrate and document the invaluable contribution of the Los Angeles Arboretum to the state of California.
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BOTANICAL ART Show & Sale – ARTboretum 2016
Fri – Sun. April 29 – May 1
11am – 5pm / Oak Room
Instructor: Cristina Baltayian
The LA Arboretum is excited to present the first annual ARTboretum: Nature’s infinite beauty portrayed in exquisite detail
Our own Botanical Art and Illustration students, instructed by botanical artist Cristina Baltayian, will show original works of botanical art. Originals, prints, and cards featuring their art will be for sale to the public.
Meet the artists! Enjoy wine and cheese with the artists at a reception in the Oak Room at 1 pm, Saturday April 30.
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BOTANICAL ART: 3 DAY WORKSHOP
Compose yourself! Freshen your approach to composition
Fri-Sun May 13-15
10am – 3pm
$ 255 members/$275 non-members (includes Arboretum Admission)
Instructor: Cristina Baltayian
Call 626.821.4623 to register or pay at the class.
Stuck in a rut? Do all your paintings look alike? Take your artwork from good to great by applying sound compositional principles.
Join Instructor Cristina Baltayian for an intensive 3-day workshop addressing principles and practice of Composition relating to Botanical Art and Illustration. Mornings will review essential elements of composition, with afternoons devoted to putting those principles into practice on paper.
Concepts covered will include Focal Point, Perspective, Color, Depth, Detail, Values, and more.
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GARDEN NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
7:30pm – 10:00pm / Rotunda / on Grounds
Saturday, April 23
Saturday, May 14
Saturday, June 25
Instructor: Frank McDonough
$30 members / $40 non-members (includes Arboretum Admission)
To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class
Night offers unique photographic opportunities in the garden so come join us for this special session. Share your night photography techniques with other photographers. Special emphasis will be placed on the ‘Painting with Light’ technique, so bring your ‘big gun’ flashlights.
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Landscape Photography
Saturday, April 2 & Saturday, April 9
3:00 – 5:00pm / Palm Room
Instructor: Frank McDonough
$50 members / $60 non-members (includes Arboretum Admission)
To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

Arboretum botanist Frank McDonough’s landscape photographs have become quite popular on the Arboretum’s Facebook page. In this class he will share basic and advanced instruction on landscape photography using the Arboretum as a subject and a backdrop. This class is geared towards those with DSLR cameras. Tripods are highly recommended as are a selection of lenses (one wide angle and one telephoto). Session two will also cover HDR software techniques for producing more natural looking images. Please bring your camera’s printed manual or have access to the camera’s manual on your phone or pad. Two, 2 hour classes.
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ART AS SELF EXPRESSION: CONVEYING THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS THROUGH ART
Saturday, May 21
Instructor: Robert Tager
9:00am – 12:00pm / Bamboo Room
$25 members / $35 non-members (includes Arboretum Admission)
To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class
People have been expressing themselves through art since pre-history. Everyone has a need for self-expression, and this workshop is designed to help fill that need. Regardless of your art medium or your level of experience, this class will help you to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, memories and preferences in sketches, snapshots or finished artworks, such as painting, sculpture, art prints, photographs, digital images or other art media.

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